New year, same workforce shortages


January 2, 2023

The state's population may be increasing, but it's not growing nearly fast enough to ease the burden of workforce shortages felt throughout the state.

Gov. Doug Burgum welcomed the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau last week, showing that North Dakota's population reached a new all-time high of 779,261 residents as of July 1, 2022.

The estimate represents an increase of 4,313 people...

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